Legends: What Critics Say

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
Legends: What Critics Say
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TNT’s “Legends,” which stars Sean Bean (“Game of Thrones”), will begin its run on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. While we already have the advance preview recap of the “Pilot” episode, we’ve rounded up feedback and reviews about the series from the critics. Read below to check out what they have to say about “Legends.”

The San Francisco Gate described the “Legends” as having a crime-solving template that’s familiar and predictable, but nonetheless, the show manages to deliver something interesting. The critic lauds Bean’s performance, especially when transitioning to different characters. Bean, according to the critic, can pull this off without breaking a sweat.

Entertainment Weekly ranked the series with a grade of B- which is mostly for Bean’s performance. But the critic thought that the storytelling is lazy and conventional. While the show seemed to appear high concept, it just doesn’t cut it with this publication’s observer. The show has also been compared to the movie “Bourne Identity.”

The critic at New York Post isn’t impressed by “Legends” just yet, citing familiarity as its greatest bane, as what other critics have already said. The critic isn’t also impressed with the supporting cast. There is promise, however, as the second episode (which airs on Aug. 20, 2014) is apparently an improvement of the pilot.

Washington Post also gave this show a grade of B-, saying that it has a strong lead and deserves to be watched for a few more episodes before making a judgment call.  The story is structured, but the character played by Bean, FBI undercover agent Martin Odum, is complex and interesting.

Kansas City Star’s critic took pleasure in watching this first few episodes of the series and said that the show might just push the boundaries of the expectations of viewers. The critic compared the actor’s character with other TV icons like Jack Bauer (“24”) and Nicholas Brody (“Homeland”).

So there you have it for what the critics have to say about “Legends.” It premieres on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on TNT. Keep checking back to Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates about this show.

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Rachel will watch any TV show once to see if it's worth following. She watches 55 to 60 American, British and Canadian TV shows on any regular week. Glued to TV, she has not seen the world outside in a while. :P